Much like the plumbing system in your house, your body has tubes and vessels that circulate blood. Directly or indirectly, this piping system is connected to your heart, the body’s primary pump.
As your heart beats, it moves oxygen-rich blood throughout the body and also carries away waste. Arteries move blood away from the heart. Veins return it. Together, this circulatory network is called your heart and vascular or cardiovascular system.
Like any plumbing system, parts can wear out or breakdown. Pipes can get clogged or burst. Valves can leak or malfunction. The electrical system that stimulates the heart’s pumping action can go awry.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive heart and vascular services, a wide variety of treatment options and advanced technologies to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
We also provide a full complement of therapy, rehabilitation and education services.
If you or a loved one needs ongoing care for an existing condition or is suffering possible heart or vascular symptoms, talk to a Mercy primary care provider or one of our specialists. We will be with you every step of the way to keep your heart and vascular system healthy, so you can remain active and living life to its fullest.